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    What to use as a substitute for Metamucil in minor diverticulitis

    I have an intrauterine pessary which becomes dislodged when my bowel becomes distended with Metamucil. Is there something else I can use with minor diverticulosis? Thank you
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  • Dr Guang Chen

    Gastroenterologist

    Dr Guang Chen is a proud Chinese Australian gastroenterologist and hepatologist practising in Western Sydney. He then completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine, gastroenterology … View Profile

    It sounds like you are not tolerating bulking agents such as Metamucil.  I would speak to your GP or specialist about gentle non bulking laxatives.

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